My anal retentiveness side is killing me on this project. I have the Sector 111 kit I got a good deal on, but I decided not to use it. I just dont know about the longevity of those gates clamps. Sector did some proof testing which is awsome for this type of product. However, the application of themoplastic clamps / crimp fittings / braided hose is completely new. I am sure it is fine but I am not feeling very "innovative" for this project. Once people report that they have used the kit for 10 year, I'll admit I was wrong. The above is my honest opinion of the product. No appologies but not supported by evidence either. Also, sector wouldent send me the instructions based on the fact that I bought the kit sccond hand. :unamused:
Then I thought I would go the pushlock BSP fittings on the existing hose route. I started reading about how critical it is to use appropriate push lock hose, which the stock hose may or may not be. There are actually several failures of push lock hoses used for oil lines document on the inter webs. None I could find with the oetiker clamps though.
So I am almost done with the above fix and I decided to order some actual pushlock hose to be safe. I think I am making all of this too hard but I dont want to have to worry about this for at least a decade.
Now on to my latest internal debate. Keep both oilcoolers or delete one? I am on the fence. I wish I would have logged oil temps before.
The pleasant suprise was that the exige clamshell is quite a bit easier to come off than the elise. The new style headlights and no hidden fasteners make it pretty straightforward.
Seriously, my car is small
07 Exige-S, "Landshark"
05 Saffron Yellow "bumbleBee", on to a new owner
84 930 turbo, 06 WRX Wagon